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Words on The Wall

It’s like you stuck in a cell When you want to be heard But there’s no medium to express yourself The wall is the only thing that you got You put your heart on it And make it salty when tears from your eyes drop You engrave heroics on it And when you trip, you scribble failure on it When life smiles you make a mark on it Your past can’t be erased, so try and embrace it. And if it’s bad, it should never show up again Maybe when someone finds this dusty wall The words on the wall can feed them Maybe they can relate. Maybe they can smile where you smiled And feel the scribbles of the pain that you felt Maybe these words can teach them a truth They could be soothing enough to heal more than an aching tooth These words on the wall are what the world sees And since words form pictures, hopefully your life is a beautiful piece You don’t need to be rich to have a masterpiece You need courage to realise what’s wrong and change it You need faith to believe and see the beauty inside Through our lives we can help cause change today You just have to show them the words on the wall.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:08:00 PM
    lovely words take care always p.d.

    Obeng Avatar Benjamin Joshua Obeng
    Date: 3/22/2012 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much..Glad you like it
  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Hi Benjamin-I like this very much.I find it inspiring and very moving.It is also very honest and has much to reach and teach.I especially love the last five lines.I hope to see it on our feature page one day.It certainly deserves that opportunity.Meantime thank you for these words which I would like as a favourite. Luv June(Sylvia)

    Obeng Avatar Benjamin Joshua Obeng
    Date: 3/22/2012 9:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sylvia for your kind words, And thank you so much for reading, its very encouraging
  1. Date: 3/21/2012 11:56:00 PM
    Strength imbedded within this write...

    Obeng Avatar Benjamin Joshua Obeng
    Date: 3/22/2012 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks..I really hope it causes some change :)